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Rosamund Pike, Eiza Gonzalez Thriller ‘I Care A Lot’ Acquired by Netflix

Netflix has made its fourth acquisition from the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival with “I Care A Lot,” the thriller starring Rosamund Pike and Eiza González.

Netflix, which paid around $10 million for the film, will own the U.S. rights and the rights to countries like Germany, Latin America, South Africa, the Middle East, India and a few others.

“I Care A Lot” follows Marla (Pike) as she sets herself up as the legal guardian of elderly people when they don’t have someone who will take care of them. But soon, she makes a big mistake when she takes on the wrong elderly client. Peter Dinklage, Chris Messina and Dianne Wiest also star in the film written and directed by J Blakeson.

See Video: 'I Care a Lot' Stars Rosamund Pike, Eiza Gonzalez on How Their 'Abhorrent' Characters Break Stereotypes

Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures financed the film, and Schwarzman produced with Ben Stillman, Michael Heimler, and Blakeson. Andrea Ajemian and Sacha Guttenstein executive produced. CAA Media Finance brokered the deal.

Netflix also acquired the Halle Berry-directed film “Bruised” ahead of the festival, as well as “Pieces of a Woman” starring Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf for $10 million. Then, the streamer bought “Malcolm & Marie,” starring Zendaya and John David Washington, for $30 million.

Also Read: 'I Care a Lot' Film Review: Rosamund Pike Is Very Bad, and That's Pretty Good

Deadline first reported the news of the acquisition.

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South African Actors, Crew Unite to Produce ‘Jerusalema’ Dance Film

While international film and TV shoots have been halted in South Africa for the past six months due to a ban on foreign flights during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the local industry have found a novel way to lift their spirits. On Thursday, hundreds of South African actors and crew members will come together […] (webremix.info)


5 reasons you don’t want to miss DTC2020 this October

The highly anticipated Digital Transformation Congress virtual event is set to dominate the digital transformation conversation in South Africa this October. Over 200 local and international industry leaders and senior executives will convene on the 07-08 October 2020, for two days of top-level content, case studies, industry tracks and plenty of networking opportunities. Here are 5 reasons […] (webremix.info)


Bela Bajaria Named Netflix Global Head of TV, Cindy Holland Exits

Bela Bajaria has been named global head of television at Netflix as vice president of original content Cindy Holland exits the company after an 18-year tenure.

The move comes as part of an effort to streamline the company’s original content divisions by co-CEO Ted Sarandos. Previously, Holland had overseen all English-language originals for Netflix, while Bajaria was responsible for local-language content for Europe, the Middle East, Turkey, Africa, India, Asia and Latin America.

“Since becoming co-CEO, I’ve wanted to simplify the way our content teams operate – with one global film team led by Scott Stuber and one for TV, which will now be led by Bela Bajaria,” Sarandos said in a statement. “Since joining Netflix in 2016, Bela has demonstrated her versatility and creativity – building out our unscripted team and helping to take our local language slate, which is increasingly important for our members, to the next level. I can’t wait to see what Bela and the TV team achieve in the years to come.”

Also Read: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Working From Home: 'I Don't See Any Positives'

Bajaria joined Netflix in 2016 to lead the company’s expansion into unscripted programming. She was later promoted to VP, Local Language Originals, managing the teams behind international projects such as “La Casa de Papel” (Spain), “The Witcher” (Poland), “Sacred Games” (India), “Kingdom” (Korea), “Blood & Water” (South Africa) and “Sintonia” (Brazil).

Holland joined Netflix in 2002, originally overseeing DVD acquisition. She later became a key player in the streamer’s push into original content, working on shows like “House of Cards,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Stranger Things,” “The Crown,” “Ozark” and “Narcos,” as well as unscripted and documentary programming, including “Making a Murderer” and “Chef’s Table.”

According to an individual familiar with the situation, Holland will depart the company next month.

Also Read: Wall Street Plunges as Netflix, Apple and Facebook Suffer Big Losses

“It has been a real joy to lead the original series team for the last eight years,” Holland said in a statement. “From transitioning the company out of DVDs into streaming, to launching our first slate of original series and documentaries, I’ve loved every moment. I am proud of the impact and the diversity of the stories we’ve brought to audiences around the world, and to have worked with some of the most inspiring creators and executives in our business.”

“These kinds of changes are never easy, and I am enormously grateful to Cindy Holland for everything she has done over the last 18 years at Netflix – first licensing DVDs and then as the driving force behind our first eight years of English original series,” said Sarandos. “Cindy’s been a great champion of creators and the power that comes from seeing more perspectives reflected on screen – launching enduring dramas like Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things and The Crown. Most important of all she’s been a fabulous colleague. We wish her all the best for the future.”

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David Oyelowo’s Directorial Debut ‘The Water Man’ Added to Toronto Film Festival Lineup

David Oyelowo’s feature directorial debut “The Water Man” has been added to the Toronto International Film Festival lineup for 2020 as one of the festival’s special events.

Also added to this year’s TIFF Official Selection are the documentaries “Underplayed” about female artists in the electronic music industry, “The Boy From Medellín” about Colombian musician J Balvin, “The Truffle Hunters” from director Michael Dweck and the animated “Wolfwalkers” from the team behind “The Secret of Kells.”

“The Water Man” is one of two specially selected family films for the festival and stars Oyelowo alongside Rosario Dawson, Maria Bello and Alfred Molina and is a mystical adventure that recalls family-friendly movies of the 1980s.

Also Read: Toronto Film Festival Lineup to Include Films Directed by Regina King, Halle Berry

“TIFF is about the films, and we’ve stayed true to that mission,” TIFF co-head Joana Vicente said in a statement. “We also are committed to an enhanced Festival experience for film lovers. TIFF is renowned for conversations that dive deep into the history and context of the films that we curate, and the artistic processes of the talent who create those films. TIFF is an international platform for audiences, media, and the industry to discover great filmmakers, and explore new directions in cinema.”

“It was important for TIFF to move forward and keep the creative spirit alive,” added TIFF co-head Cameron Bailey. “That is why we are so happy to deliver TIFF. We are dedicated to providing a platform for filmmakers of colour, emerging talents, and independent creative film artists, and particularly women filmmakers — to spotlight their work, raise their profiles, and amplify their voices, especially those of Canadian and Indigenous artists, and continue to be a thought leader in film culture.”

TIFF also announced its conversation series, including six different sit down chats with Halle Berry, Claire Denis and Barry Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, Saoirse Ronan, Barry Levinson and Denzel Washington and D-Nice and Anthony Mandler.

Also Read: David Oyelowo Says 'Selma' Was Snubbed by Oscars After Voters Complained About Cast's 'I Can't Breathe' Shirts

Because TIFF will be a hybrid virtual and in-person event, many of the conversations in the series will be available on TIFF’s Bell Digital Talks platform, with tickets available for purchase through the TIFF website.

Also added to the lineup is a series of four films curated by Bailey under the heading Planet Africa 25. The four new movies are dedicated to cinema from Africa and the African diaspora. The film’s are Charles Officer’s “Akilla’s Escape,” Dieudo Hamadi “Downstream to Kinshasa,” Tommy Oliver’s “40 Years a Prisoner” and Dawn Porter’s “The Way I See It.”

The selection is inspired by the Planet Africa program that was created in 1995 and ran at the festival for 10 years. A panel discussion, Planet Africa 25: Origin Stories,” will also take place on Sunday, Sept. 13, followed by special dance party DJ’ed by Mr. Akil D and livestreamed from a secret location.

Also Read: Frances McDormand's 'Nomadland' to Get Joint World Premiere From Venice and Toronto Film Festivals

“Planet Africa stands as one of the proudest moments in my career,” Bailey said. “25 years ago, I joined with colleagues and friends to launch a Festival platform for films from all over the African diaspora. We brought filmmaking legends together with new talent. We hosted a Planet Africa party that got both Hollywood stars and everyday Black people on the dance floor. We made our dreams for Black creativity real. I hope celebrating that work now can help inspire the next generation.”

Finally, the festival unveiled 35 short films as part of its Short Cuts program, including the film “David” from director Zach Woods. The full list of films can be found at tiff.net, as well as the festival’s full schedule now available.

TIFF 2020 runs Sept. 10-19.

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ICC Cricket Hall of Fame: Jacques Kallis, Lisa Sthalekar & Zaheer Abbas inducted

South Africa's Jacques Kallis, Australia's Lisa Sthalekar and Pakistan's Zaheer Abbas are inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame. (webremix.info)


Kallis, Sthalekar & Abbas inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

South Africa's Jacques Kallis, Australia's Lisa Sthalekar and Pakistan's Zaheer Abbas are inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame. (webremix.info)


Airtel Africa and MoneyGram Enable Direct Mobile Wallet Transfers

Airtel Africa has partnered with MoneyGram – an international money transfer company – to allow its 19 million customers to quickly and conveniently receive transfers directly into their mobile wallets. Once Airtel Money customers receive the funds, they can be accessed immediately and used to pay utility bills, goods and services, transferred to other individuals, […] (webremix.info)


British and Irish Lions' tour of South Africa could be postponed, says SA Rugby chief

If international fans are unable to attend, the tour could be pushed back, South African Rugby's chief executive says. (webremix.info)


Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King’ Was Supposed to Have More Footage…Then the Pandemic Happened

Beyonce’s new visual album “Black Is King” was the result of a year’s worth of collaboration between the pop star and dozens of Black filmmakers, actors and artists. But had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic, we might have gotten more.

In an interview with The Fader, three of the “Black Is King” directors, Kwasi Fordjour, Emmanuel Adjei and Blitz Bazawule, mentioned that they had plans for additional shooting with Beyonce in South Africa this past spring. But when the pandemic arrived and shut down international travel, the team was forced to reinvent the narrative they were trying to create with the footage they already had.

“We were planning to add more to the story! We had to table that idea and really look at everything we had and go, ‘okay, this is what we’ve got, here is the messaging, here is the story. How can we enhance this?'” Fordjour said. “We had the key ingredients and all of those things helped tell the story the way we told it.”

Also Read: 'Black Is King' Film Review: Beyoncé Gets Extravagant With Opulent Riff on 'The Lion King'

Bazawule saw the canceled shoot as a blessing in disguise.

“The timing of this piece could not have been better,” he said. “The fact that we were planning to add more and the universe said nope. We were shooting so much content that we never fully watched or listened to, so we had to go back and create from what we already had.”

Also Read: Beyonce's 'Black Is King' Reimagines 'The Lion King' in New Trailer (Video)

Beyonce teamed with the filmmakers to reimagine the narrative of “The Lion King” — which inspired her 2019 album “The Gift” — with a new human focus anchored in African culture. The project was initially meant to be a series of unrelated videos but soon grew into a unified story that the filmmakers compared to a tapestry.

“The whole process of building this film felt like creating this painting and every brushstroke adds a new image like you’re discovering what you’re making,” Adjei said. “Sometimes you need to remove stuff, sometimes you need to add a little bit more. Sometimes you have to change your whole palette, but that was an essential part of this project. It was an unorthodox way of making a feature-length project.”

“Black Is King” is streaming now on Disney+.

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The Challenge of Access to Safe Internet Pharmacies and Medicines During Pandemics

Co-authored by Ron Andruff & Mark W. Datysgeld.

With 300+ sessions and over 7,800 participants from 158 countries across every time zone, RightsCon Online 2020 (July 27-31) demonstrated the importance of convening people worldwide to bring about positive changes in a time of crisis. The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research (York University, Canada) organized a panel of diverse experts and academics (please see the Panel List at the end of this article) to discuss: Promoting human rights and access to safe medicines during pandemics: The critical role of Internet pharmacies.

Over the last four years, we have been working within ICANN, RightsCon and the United Nations Internet Governance Forums to build out a set of standards and norms on the foundation established by the Brussels Principles. We're seeking to clarify the governance and jurisdictional issues in a human rights context that promotes the good actors while rooting out the rogues, using a balanced approach to global access to safe medicines purchased from Internet pharmacies. This is consistent with the 2017 U.N. Human Rights Council Resolution for "[...] the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, including access to essential medicines". The Brussels Principles on the Sale of Medicines over the Internet" were developed by a coalition of stakeholders, Internet experts, and civil society at RightsCon Brussels 2017; and subsequently adopted at RightsCon Toronto 2018. At this most extraordinary time, we were happy to be back working with Access Now and the global rights community to continue this critical conversation.

Our main question is whether standards and norms should be advanced at the inter-governmental level through the arduous process of harmonization of trans-national laws, or whether they are best achieved at the Internet governance level, such as through ICANN policy development. What lessons can be drawn from other industry sectors? And, notably, who is the convener of such important work? Should this issue be raised to the agenda of international institutions such as the World Health Organization?

As panelist Dr. Jillian Clare Kohler rightfully stated, before the pandemic, the question of fair pricing of medicines was already a complex issue, and now that issue has been exponentially compounded. Corruption, Dr. Kohler noted, is the abuse of trusted power for private gain, and it finds its way into these situations. The proliferation of fake medicines has been strongly linked with disturbances such as supply disruption and fear-mongering, which could escalate matters in the context of a poorly coordinated, unfair distribution of potential vaccines and medicines against COVID-19.

Panelist Dr. Aria Ilyad Ahmad, who presented his seminal paper "Digital Governance of Public Health: Towards a Regulatory Framework for Internet Pharmacies” at IGF Berlin 2019, invited stakeholders to consider what are the applicable international human rights norms; where do moral and jurisdictional interests intersect (and clash); and, in particular, which institutions have the mandate and legitimacy to set standards and guidelines.

Exploring legal and regulatory approaches that advance the right to health while confronting the risks posed by rogue Internet marketplaces, further exposed vulnerable communities being disproportionately impacted by the virus, and the surging demand on health systems, which has contributed to critical shortages in access to care.

Dr. Oki Olufuye brought the Global South perspective, focused on Nigeria, asking if there is really justification for medicine price discrepancies between different countries. Africa not only suffers from a lack of access to the Internet (just 47% of Nigeria's population of 200 million are online), it also lacks access to a safe, public health infrastructure — both off- and online. She noted that medicine can be bought by the pill without prescription, sometimes in settings as informal as on a bus. Long queues in hospitals force people to go to pharmacies for their general care instead. As Dr. Olufuye puts it: "Accessibility — in every way you think of it — is the challenge in the Global South." It is not difficult to see how fair access to the Internet, combined with safe Internet pharmacies, could advance progress in public health and basic human rights.

Relative to the nature of the complex jurisdictional challenges, panelist Bertrand de la Chapelle declared that important lessons can be gleaned from the earlier free-for-alls around multimedia distribution over the Internet, with the industry initially fighting costly battles against file-sharing software such as Napster and its users. Only through cooperation and the creation of fairly priced services for film and music streaming was an appropriate compromise achieved.

Mr. de la Chapelle noted that any action taken at the Domain Name System (DNS) level acts as a very blunt tool, so it needs to be scoped with precision to be effective. Medicines are naturally regulated due to their risk of harm, often at the national/regional level. The jurisdictional challenge arises when a pharmacy is legal in one jurisdiction, but accessible and necessary in another; blocking it at the DNS level creates problems for all involved parties.

That notwithstanding, there are thousands of illegitimate rogue actors gaming the DNS, and all panelists agreed that they must be shut down. Current measures appear to be solely focused on denouncing all Internet pharmacies irrespective of those safe, licensed pharmacies, rather than establishing a set of multi-stakeholder-developed safety standards and norms to enable appropriate trans-national access. Reaching that precise balance is a mission that the global governance community needs to undertake.

These questions, taken together, are fundamentally a human rights issue, which brings with it questions of licensing, distribution channels, and trans-national recognition. There is a need for a multi-stakeholder initiative to discuss the possible ways to enable access to legitimate medicines across borders, in a transparent manner that avoids corruption. This is particularly important considering potential future pandemics or other situations of global health vulnerability.

Invited to intervene from the audience, Tim Smith, Executive Director of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, explained that despite their extensive membership criteria and safety and privacy protocols, as well as a policy of not selling controlled substances such as narcotics or opioids, the Internet pharmacy association continues to face barriers. Not from patients, but barriers imposed by search engines to organic searches and online advertising, and even access to the top level domain ".pharmacy," which is controlled by a U.S. trade association. To this last point, Mr. de la Chapelle added that the ".pharmacy" Registry Operator is subject to U.S. law; bringing in to question whether or not that TLD could potentially be considered an appropriate Internet pharmacy accreditation mechanism.

A recurring multi-stakeholder model challenge is actors pointing to each other's deficiencies, rather than acknowledging the common problems they share. In this case, all of the legitimate actors face the same challenge of dealing with the thousands of rogue actors who exacerbate the problems of access to safe medicines. With COVID-19 casting a long shadow on the shrinking global economy, all of the panelists agreed that the time to engage the multi-stakeholder model to make real the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, including access to essential medicines, is now; so this discussion will continue at the IGF Online 2020 in the session "Pandemics & Access to Medicines Over the Internet: A 2020 Assessment." If this topic has captured your interest, please watch for future announcements. We welcome broad multi-stakeholder participation.

Finally, when we asked the 275 participants who attended our RightsCon panel discussion: "Are standards and norms best accomplished at the inter-governmental level or rather at the Internet governance level?" the poll reported 65% believe that this is an Internet governance issue, relative to 35% who felt it is a trans-national governmental issue.

Good food for thought.

RightsCon 2020 Panel List

Aria Ilyad Ahmad: Global Health Foresighting Research Fellow, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research

Jillian Clare Kohler: Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy; Director, WHO CC for Governance, Transparency and Accountability in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Bertrand de la Chapelle: Executive Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

Oki Olufuye: Health Manager, Consultant; Teraputik Konsulting

Pat Kane: Senior Vice President, Verisign Naming and Registry Services [Unable to participate]

Ron Andruff: President, ONR Consulting, Inc. [Moderator]

Mark W. Datysgeld: Internet Governance and Policies consultant, Governance Primer [Online Coordinator]

Written by Ronald N. Andruff, President at ONR Consulting, Inc.

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STX Wins Domestic Rights to Untitled Kevin McDonald Legal Thriller

STXfilms has won the domestic rights to director Kevin McDonald’s upcoming untitled legal thriller formerly known as “Prisoner 760,” Adam Fogelson, chairman of the Motion Picture Group, announced on Monday.

The film stars Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley and Benedict Cumberbatch.

As previously announced, STXinternational will also distribute the film internationally in the UK and Ireland after acquiring the international rights to the film last fall at the American Film Market (AFM).

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The untitled film from 30WEST, Topic Studios, and BBC Films is based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s New York Times bestselling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” and tells the explosive true story of a fight for survival against all odds. Captured by the US government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Rahim) languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Woodley). Together, they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Stuart Couch (Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far-reaching conspiracy.

McDonald directs from a script written by Michael Bronner, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani. Bronner is a screenwriter, producer, director, long-time journalist and former staff producer on 60 minutes. Haines and Noshirvani previously wrote “The Informer” for Amazon and the BBC, and have an overall deal with FX where they are developing multiple projects.

“We are proud to partner with 30WEST, Topic Studios, and BBC Films on this extraordinary and important true story,” said Fogelson in a statement to TheWrap. “The film features memorable performances by Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley, who we have the pleasure of working with again, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Kevin has made a powerful and thought-provoking drama and a great legal thriller that we are excited to share with audiences in the US and around the world through our international distribution partners.”

Production on the untitled film wrapped earlier this year in South Africa. Cumberbatch produced with Adam Ackland and Leah Clarke for their SunnyMarch banner, alongside Lloyd Levin and Beatriz Levin for Shadowplay Features, Mark Holder and Christine Holder through their newly formed banner Wonder Street, and Branwen Prestwood-Smith. Bronner also serves as producer. Financiers are 30WEST and Topic Studios in partnership with BBC Films, which also developed the untitled project. Executive Producers are 30WEST principals Micah Green, Dan Steinman and Dan Friedkin, Topic Studios’ Maria Zuckerman, Ryan Heller and Michael Bloom, and BBC Films’ Rose Garnett. Jim Reeve and Robert Halmi are executive producing for Great Point Media, and Zak Kilberg and Russell Smith are executive producing for Convergent Media. Larry Siems and Mohamedou Ould Slahi serve as co-producers.

UTA Independent Film Group helped structure the financing on behalf of the filmmakers and represented the domestic sale with 30WEST.

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2020's New Internet Success

CircleID has taken the rare exception to publish this essay anonymously at the request of the author. The reason for anonymity is not to avoid personal or professional harm, says the author, but to drive a point regarding the critical subject matter discussed.

Chinese technology policy is now more effective even than their naval posture in the South China Sea, and both are playing out in full sunshine. This success is not about the hardware pillar of Chinese tech policy, though: its focus is the structural approach China and, increasingly, other stakeholders are taking to global Internet Governance.

Place and Timing

Late in the Year of the Pig just gone, China's offer of a New Internet Protocol was chewed over in senior-level advisory groups of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) after which the formal consensus-building process of that UN organization considered the matter in March and again in July of this year. There were a few briefings and workshops to explain the merits of the system in between times, particularly in Africa, where the ground for novelty and inclusion is fertile. From these briefings, it is clear that a timeframe for rolling out an alternative internet protocol is still notional, but that proponents are aiming at 2024. In the meantime, Huawei, at least, is attracting significant interest around the opportunity by announcing that certain features of New IP will be embedded in their networks within the next 10 years, offering all stakeholders time to evaluate and appreciate the new approach.

Many Benefits

The "top-down" New IP system will provide a universally-accessible alternative to the current TCP/IP model that has dominated until now. New IP is proving attractive to governments particularly because it assigns each user of the Internet a unique token for naming and addressing that marks all their activity in cyberspace: an obvious but effective way to limit excessive user privacy and eliminate the wet anonymity that has been characteristic of modern creatives from the authors of the Federalist Papers to JK Rowling. New IP will enable central national authorities to manage the authentication process directly, so that under-resourced governments will now be able totally to deliver on the promise of meting out security among their citizens and anyone they interact with online. In this way, freedom of expression is preserved while creating accountability for that expression to any government that believes it should be punished. As importantly, under this approach e-commerce can also be more effectively surveilled, and web-based innovations or content that build on the work of others can be tracked to their sources and addressed in the way the government of that creator's country deems the most expedient, or effective, or quickest. And finally, there will be a rebalancing of charges within eCommerce as well. With embedded "kill-switch" functionalities the New IP will become a practical tool to enforce new protective tariffs on digital services and for extracting appropriate revenue from multinationals, in time to help answer the call of many governments that are already trying hard to ensure the WTO Moratorium on Electronic Transmission does not get extended.

Growing Consensus

The robust proposals of New IP have currency from more than just the Central Kingdom; in Europe, they enjoy support from Telecom Italia and in Africa by at least eleven governments: Burundi, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe. There is every reason to expect — there's no case being made to the contrary, so consensus can only build — that other European entities and governments, those that enjoy strong partnerships with proponents of New IP, will join their voices to this initiative. The United States, which can be sceptical about Chinese initiatives, is today not engaged here, and it is possible to read from this that the U.S. stakeholders are unconcerned, agree, or just take less interest in Internet Governance.

Root Success

In parallel, Huawei is successfully using its diplomatic and commercial influence to generate further governmental support for the initiative. They have helpfully offered trials of the New IP-enabled applications that are filling actual gaps in many countries: those connected to agriculture, remote education, and artificial intelligence. It is unlikely that such large trials will see a reversion back to use of the old root zone, and so many important industries in the developing world should now become zealous champions of New IP, not just for themselves but in a way that gives them a stake in universalizing the use of the new protocols worldwide.

Give it Time

Over the long run, beneficiaries of the Internet economy may become interested in the possibility of increased compliance costs associated with operating with more than one network. But there'll be time enough to consider the validity of such concerns since any costs will become clear once there are two systems in full operation worldwide. Here too, quiet observation and cautious but patient restraint by those most affected will provide the space necessary for China to demonstrate the benefits of competition in matters of Internet protocols and to allow them to flourish — a thousand such may yet bloom — out in the bright sunshine.

Anonymous, TCP/IP.

Written by CircleID Reporter

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How BBC’s ‘Death in Paradise’ Became One of The First U.K. Dramas to Restart Cameras

In a sign that international TV drama is slowly starting to return to production, cameras have started rolling this week on BBC drama “Death in Paradise” on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. The Red Planet Pictures produced detective drama, which is shooting its 10th anniversary series, is one of the first British single camera […] (webremix.info)


Hulu in August: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

Hulu is out with its list of everything new arriving in August and everything leaving at the end of the month.

Highlights include “Ordinary Love,” a 2019 movie about how a couple endures a breast cancer diagnosis, and “Peanut Butter Falcon,” Shia Labeouf’s 2019 movie about a young man with Down syndrome who runs away from a nursing home to attend the wrestling school of his idol, the Salt Water Redneck.

Hulu Originals to look out for next month include Season 3 of “Find Me in Paris” and the Hulu Original premiere of “The Binge.”

Leaving at the end of the month are 2007’s “3:10 to Yuma,” 1973’s “Charlotte’s Web,” 1988’s “Rain Man,” and “The X-Files.”

Also Read: 'The Crown' Season 5 Won't Premiere Until 2022

Aug. 1
Monchhichi: Complete Season 1B (Cartoon Network)
The Pier (El Embarcadero): Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (BetaFilm)
UniKitty: Complete Season 2B (Cartoon Network)
71 (2015)
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
A Good Woman (2006)
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Australia (2008)
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Child’s Play (1988)
City Slickers (1991)
City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold (1994)
Company Business (1991)
Death At A Funeral (2010)
Elena Undone (2010) 10th Anniversary!
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Free Fall (2013)
Gayby (2012)
Hellraiser (1987)
Hurricane Bianca (2016)
Just Charlie (2017)
The Last Stand (2013)
Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole (2010)
Margin Call (2011)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Pit Stop (2013)
Rain Man (1988)
Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985)
Safe (2012)
The Saint (1997)
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Sordid Lives (2000)
Spare Parts (2015)
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Stuck On You (2003)
Top Gun (1986)
Ultraviolet (2006)
Up in the Air (2009)
Were The World Mine (2008)

Aug. 2
Shark vs. Surfer: Special (National Geographic)

Aug. 3
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
Ordinary Love (2019)

Aug. 6
The Real Housewives of Orange County: Complete Season 14 (Bravo)
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
Slay the Dragon (2020)

Aug. 7
The New York Times Presents: “This Is Dominic Fike: The Next Big Thing?”: New Episode (FX on Hulu)

Aug. 10
Hard Night Falling (2019)
Lucky Day (2020)

Aug. 11
Alive And Kicking (2016)
Monster’s Ball (2001)

Aug. 12
Smile Down the Runway: Season 1, Episodes 1-12 (DUBBED) (Funimation)

Aug. 14
Bernie The Dolphin 2 (2019)

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Aug. 15
A Crime to Remember: Complete Season 4 (ID)
Bake You Rich: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
Caribbean Life: Complete Season 16 (HGTV)
Chopped: Complete Season 40 & 41 (Food Network)
Christina On The Coast: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
Honeymoon Hunters: Complete Season 1 (Travel Channel)
House Hunters International: Complete Season 129 – 134 (HGTV)
Island Life: Complete Season 15 (HGTV)
Mediterranean Life: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
Murder in Paradise: Complete Season 1 (ID)
Naked and Afraid Complete Seasons 9 & 10 (Discovery)
Property Brothers: Buying & Selling: Complete Season 6 (HGTV)
Say Yes to the Dress: Complete Season 17 (TLC)
Sword Art Online: Alicization: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED) (Aniplex)
Worst Bakers in America: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
Worst Cooks in America: Complete Season 16 (Food Network)

Aug. 16
Behind You (2020)

Aug. 18
The Cup (2012)

Aug. 20
Daffodils (2020)
Unacknowledged (2017)

Aug. 21
Find Me In Paris: Complete Season 3 (Hulu Original)

Aug. 22
Love in the Time of Corona: Series Premiere (Freeform)

Aug. 23
Blindspot: Complete Season 5 (NBC)

Aug. 24
The Roads Not Taken (2020)

Aug. 26
Mom: Complete Season 7 (CBS)

Aug. 28
The Binge (2020) (Hulu Original)

Aug. 31
Casino Royale (2006)
Primal (2019)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
The Courier (2019)

Leaving Hulu This Month

Leaving Aug. 31
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
The American President (1995)
Assassination Tango (2003)
Born to be Wild (2011)
Casino (1995)
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
Charlotte’s Web (1973)
Child’s Play (1988)
Cliffhanger (1993)
The Cookout (2004)
Crooked Hearts (1991)
Dave (1993)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Equilibrium (2002)
Fair Game (2010)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Fun in Acapulco (1963)
Gorky Park (1983)
Happily N’Ever After (2007)
Happily N’Ever After 2 (2009)
Hud (1963)
Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
Joyride (1997)
Liar, Liar (1997)
The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
Molly (1999)
Moonstruck (1987)
Rain Man (1988)
Risky Business (1983)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
The Scout (1994)
Sex Drive (2008)
Shirley Valentine (1989)
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Top Gun (1986)
Trade (2007)
The Whistle Blower (1987)
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007)
The X-Files (1998)
Zardoz (1974)

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